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The Fed’s rate hike means ‘mortgage rates are going to continue to rise’: Economist

Mortgage rates have been steadily rising over the past year, and with the Federal Reserve’s latest rate hike, there likely won’t be a slowdown any time soon, according to one economist. The rise in interest rates “means that mortgage rates are going to continue to rise and that we’re going to see some pullback in […]

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I’m the Chief Economist at Realtor.com. These Are the 4 Things You Need To Know About the Housing Market Now

If you feel a bit of whiplash hearing the varying takes on the housing market right now, you’re not alone. Home prices are still rising—but not as much! Mortgage rates are generally up—but recently they’ve held below 6%! (See the lowest mortgage rates you can get now here.) There are bidding wars galore—but not everywhere! […]

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This Pioneering Economist Says Our Obsession With Growth Must End

Growth is the be-all and end-all of mainstream economic and political thinking. Without a continually rising G.D.P., we’re told, we risk social instability, declining standards of living and pretty much any hope of progress. But what about the counterintuitive possibility that our current pursuit of growth, rabid as it is and causing such great […]

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